Terry Funk

Professional wrestler; actor Terry Funk

Terrence "Terry" Funk is an American professional wrestler and actor known chiefly for the hardcore wrestling style he adopted in the latter part of his career that inspired many younger wrestlers, including Mick Foley. Funk has appeared in the NWA, AWA, WWF/E, WCW, ECW, USWA, ROH, and TNA.
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30 June 1944

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CSSGMT First Round Match: (3) Montreal Screwjob vs. (14) Cane Dewey
Cageside Seats - about 4 years
The first round of the Cageside Seats Greatest Moment Tournament continues today with a match-up pitting number three seed Montreal Screwjob against number 14 seed Cane Dewey. Come vote now! The first round of the Cageside Seats Greatest Moment Tournament continues today with a match-up pitting number three seed Montreal Screwjob, featuring arguably the most infamous moment in pro wrestling history, against number 14 seed Cane Dewey, featuring a memorable promo from Mankind about ECW fans wanting to harm his son. Remember, voting closes at midnight CT. In order to cast your vote, leave a comment and in the subject line make sure you adhere to the guidelines as follows: To vote Montreal Screwjob simply write: Vote - Screwjob To vote Cane Dewey simply write: Vote - Dewey Here are the two moments to choose from: Montreal Screwjob: One of the most infamous events in pro wrestling history. Bret Hart was leaving the WWF to go to WCW but refused to drop the championship...
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Cageside Seats Weekly RECs: Week ending Jan. 11
Cageside Seats - about 5 years
We're back with yet another dose of amazing work injected by you, the Cageside commenters. Many of you have impressed us all by producing some amazing work and golden comments yet again. So it's that time of the week to recognize the excellent FanPosts, FanShots, and comments that were the "Best in the World" (of Cageside) this past week. As always, thanks to Cagesider Ecstasy with Extra Cheese for cleverly naming our Weekly Cageside Commenters Awards "The RECs", which perfectly sums up what this feature tries to do. After all, without all of you, Cageside Seats would not be the greatest pro wrestling website on the Internet. So, without further ado, we present to you... The cSs REC Awards: Recognizing Excellence in Contributing ______________________________ FOR EXCELLENCE IN AUTHORING OF FANPOSTS: Cagesider ClownBurger gave us the Good, Bad, and Ugly of the Past Year Cagesider The Notorious Eddie Mac Presented 20 Years of Monday Nig...
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Extreme Archive: ECW Television Episode 015
Inside Pulse- Wrestling - almost 6 years
As I am such a big ECW fan, and (still) living in the Philadelphia region, maybe some of you are wondering if I am attending the Extreme Reunion event this weekend? Well, I will not be in attendance, and here’s why: As we all know, the real ECW ended it’s run in 2001. In the following years, I was unable to find a wrestling replacement for that federation that I loved so much 1. In those years, I sat there, and wished that I could go back in time, just once, to feel what I used to feel… if only one more time. Well, in 2005 I got that opportunity. I happily dropped $100 to see the first Hardcore Homecoming show with my buddy Michael 2, who had gone to a few ECW events with me. I watched the show. I cheered, laughed, and shouted my ass off. And as all of us in the ECW Arena that night sang “Enter Sandman” during The Sandman’s entrance, I thanked the wrestling gods for letting me step back in time one more time. The card was average at best, but was pure nostalgia, and I loved every mi...
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WWE to open developmental finishing school in Stamford, CT
Cageside Seats - almost 6 years
Uncertainty has abounded over the future of WWE's developmental system, ever since rumours were prematurely leaked that WWE planned to shut down Florida Championship Wrestling and replace it with something better. WWE's Executive Vice President of Talent, Triple H, quickly shot down that hearsay on WWE.com, but hinted at a major announcement regarding revamping their current arrangement that would make it "bigger and better than ever" after WrestleMania 28, but nothing has been said officially yet. In the meantime, Hunter's friend, Terry Taylor, was hired for a newly created job in developmental management, but his role was shrouded in secrecy, which led to the obvious speculation that he was formulating plans to create new training facilities in Stamford, Connecticut to eventually replace FCW. In the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter (subscription required), Dave Meltzer, yes him again, revealed that the top FCW talent who are almost ready for the main roster would ...
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Info on WWE's Upcoming WCW Clash of the Champions DVD Set
Wrestling News Source - almost 6 years
The Real Story NWA World Heavyweight Championship Match ‘Nature Boy’ Ric Flair vs. Sting Clash of the Champions 27th March, 1988 NWA World Tag Team Championship Match Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard vs. Lex Luger & Barry Windham Clash of the Champions 27th March, 1988 Why Wait a Whole Year? NWA World Tag Team Championship Match Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard vs. Sting & Dusty Rhodes Clash of the Champions II 8th June, 1988 Russian Chain Match Ricky Morton vs. Ivan Koloff Clash of the Champions III 7th September, 1988 “I Quit” Match for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship ‘Nature Boy’ Ric Flair vs. Terry Funk Clash of the Champions IX 15th November, 1989 Mil Mascaras vs. Cactus Jack Manson Clash of the Champions X 6th February, 1990 NWA World Tag Team Championship Match Midnight Express vs. Rock & Roll Express Clash of the Champions XI 13th June, 1990 To Be The Man, You Gotta Beat The Man NWA United States Championship Match ‘Nature Boy’ Ric Flair ...
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20 questions on Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena and the week in WWE
Cageside Seats - almost 6 years
It's been a big week in WWE: Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena is officially the main event at WWE Extreme Rules (April 29, 2012), and who would have thought that was possible just a few weeks ago. But Jason Mann has a voice inside his head that has many questions about this and many other happenings in WWE, especially after last night's wildness. So, as part of his court-mandated therapy, he is sharing these questions and his answers to all the Cagesiders in a column we like to call "20 questions." Because we are so clever. 1. Extreme Rules? Doesn't that seem a little soon for such a big match? I guess so, but what's the benefit of waiting? Is WWE going to create a story to make this more memorable? What are the chances of that helping? Fans seem eager to see it now, so why not give it to them? It's not like we're going into this cold. There's already a backstory of Lesnar being the former pro wrestler turned UFC star and Cena being the big WWE loyalist. Minimal storytelli...
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The Wrestling Genius: Submission One in the Mount Rushmore of Wrestling
Wrestle Heat - about 6 years
Last week I tasked you my faithful readers to send me your Mount Rushmore of wrestling. You guys and gals did not disappoint. I got a ton of responses, some really good ones, and by really good I mean ones that agreed with me. I got some really way out there submissions, like Jake the Snake Roberts and someone said John Cena. Cena? Really? Really? Come on man, are you serious bro? There got that out of my system, but seriously to the person who said John Cena, I fear for your sanity. I also got some interesting but out there submissions. I really liked and I’m sorry I can’t remember who sent it to me and I can’t find it but someone made a great case for Vince McMahon. While I can’t argue Vince’s credentials and how much he changed wrestling I want to keep this strictly about full time wrestlers. Mount Rushmore has only presidents so my Mount Rushmore of wrestling will only have wrestlers. However if you twisted my arm on it here’s my non-wrestler Mount Rushmore: Vince McMahon: Wrest...
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The Muppets To Host Halloween RAW + Saturn Update - Wrestling Inc.
Google News - over 6 years
In addition to Saturn, the event will also feature Kevin Nash, Diamond Dallas Page, Tommy Dreamer, Terry Funk, "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan, Tammy Sytch, Amy Dumas, Gorgeous George, The Rock 'n' Roll Express, Shane Douglas, Rhino, Finlay and Sonjay Dutt,
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Pro Wrestlers vs Zombies The Movie - HorrorMovies.ca
Google News - over 6 years
... all the major promotions, ECW, WCW and WWE commonly known as The Franchise. He will have major role in the flick as well as being of the producers, also, the living legend, at least in the wrestling world, Terry Funk will be the film's choreographer
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Perry Saturn Returning + Press Release and More Legends - Wrestling News Source
Google News - over 6 years
The event will feature such world-renowned wrestling celebrities as Kevin Nash, “Diamond” Dallas Page, Terry Funk, Tommy Dreamer, “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan, The Rock-n-Roll Express, David Finlay and Tammy Sytch. More than 30 legendary grapplers will gather
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'Pro Wrestlers vs. Zombies' Film Shoot This Weekend - Patch.com
Google News - over 6 years
To make sure of that, Knotts has also announced that Terry Funk, who he calls the king of hardcore wrestling, will be the chief choreographer for the movie. Knotts said more cast announcements will be forthcoming. For more information on the test shoot
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AWE to put on show Saturday in Woodstock - News Virginian
Google News - over 6 years
Doors will open at 5 pm for VIP ticket-holders and at 6 o'clock for ringside and general admission ticket-holders for a meet-and-greet session with the AWE superstars slated to appear. They include Kevin Nash, Terry Funk, Diamond Dallas Page,
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WWE News: Did Roddy Piper Beat the Miz with a Broken Neck? - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 6 years
As Piper puts it, "So just for the record, I beat, The Miz, Terry Funk, and 2 others guys with a broken neck!" Piper had been reportedly feeling a nagging pain for a while after his work on the MTV show "Fantasy Factor", but he disregarded it as he was
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Road Dogg on WWE Run, New Age Outlaws and Degeneration X - Inside Pulse
Google News - over 6 years
Being included in the WWE's recent OMG Shocking Moment DVD for the New Age Outlaws dumpster spot with Terry Funk & Mick Foley: I think it is memorable, I was told a couple of times that we made
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Hall of Fame DVD released featuring Funk, Hodge, Duggan, Foley, more legends - Pro Wrestling Torch
Google News - over 6 years
The roundtable discussion includes interviews with “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan, Scott Teal, Danny Hodge, Gerald Brisco, Terry Funk, and Baron Von Raschke. The Hall of Fame banquet includes speeches from Mick Foley, Scott Teal, Jim Duggan, Danny Hodge,
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Cactus Jack vs. Terry Funk: The Greatest Death Match of All Time - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 6 years
Leatherface, Tiger Jeet Singh, Terry Funk and Cactus Jack were all involved in the tournament, picking up scars and injuries that would stay with them for the rest of their careers. The highlight of this tournament was the final
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Down With the Clown: ICP Gathering of the Juggalos Diary, Day 2 - Billboard
Google News - over 6 years
Also among Friday's distractions included a lingerie contest hosted by Ron Jeremy, a Legends and Icons wrestling series which included such stars and former stars as Terry Funk, Scott Hall and many more (seriously, the Gathering might be the spot where
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Report by Dot Net reader David Nordby - ProWrestling.net
Google News - over 6 years
Apter interviewed Terry Funk who talked about his feud with Piper. He mentioned cat poop (yes, cat poop), his mother talking about raising idiots, and Piper's acting career. The camera then zoomed out as Funk walked away to show these interviews aren't
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Terry Funk
    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 2016
    Age 71
    On September 17, 2016 Funk announced his retirement at House of Hardcore 17.
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    Funk made a cameo appearance on the March 21, 2016 episode of Raw, giving Dean Ambrose a pep-talk for his match against Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 32 and giving him Chainsaw Charlie as a gift.
  • 2015
    Age 70
    On October 24, 2015 Funk had his latest retirement match at USA Championship Wrestling in Jackson, Tennessee at Oman Arena against Jerry Lawler, Lawler went on to win by DQ.
    On October 16, 2015, Funk made an appearance at AIW's Big Trouble in Little Cleveland event, where he attacked Eddie Kingston and his manager, The Duke, destroying the concession stand in the process..
  • 2014
    Age 69
    On December 11, 2014, Funk returned to Japan for a Tokyo Gurentai independent event, which saw him, Masakatsu Funaki and Mil Máscaras defeat Kaz Hayashi, Nosawa Rongai and Yoshiaki Fujiwara in a six-man tag team main event.
  • 2013
    Age 68
    On November 9, 2013, Funk appeared at House of Hardcore 3 as Tommy Dreamer's tag team partner.
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    On October 27, 2013, Funk returned to All Japan Pro Wrestling, teaming with Dory in a tag team match, where they wrestled Masanobu Fuchi and Osamu Nishimura to a twenty-minute time limit draw.
    On January 12, 2013, Funk stated that he was officially retired from professional wrestling at age 68, however, it would seem that Funk is once again out of retirement.
  • 2011
    Age 66
    On October 15, 2011, Funk unsuccessfully faced his long-time friend and protégé Tommy Dreamer at the AWE "Night Of Legends" event.
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    Funk wrestled Jerry Lawler unsuccessfully in a "No holds barred contest" for Northeast Wrestling on October 1, 2011.
    Funk appeared at the fifth WrestleReunion event at the LAX Hilton in Los Angeles, California from January 28 to 30, 2011.
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  • 2010
    Age 65
    On September 11, 2010, at Ring of Honor's Glory By Honor IX, Funk worked as the ringside enforcer for the ROH World Championship match between Tyler Black and Roderick Strong.
    Funk was scheduled to be the special guest referee in a match between Kevin Nash and Hannibal for a Great North Wrestling event in May 2010.
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    Funk also appeared at the annual NJPW January 4 Dome Show in 2010, teaming with Manabu Nakanishi, Masahiro Chono and Riki Choshu to defeat Abdullah the Butcher, Takashi Iizuka, Tomohiro Ishii and Toru Yano.
  • 2009
    Age 64
    On May 23, 2009, Funk made an unannounced appearance at a house show for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling.
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  • 2006
    Age 61
    After the one-off appearance at the WWE produced ECW One Night Stand, Funk then returned to the independent circuit and made appearances in Japan. He claimed to be semi-retired after wrestling in his last match in September 2006 against Jerry "The King" Lawler in an Extreme Rules match at The Great Plains Coliseum in Lawton, Oklahoma for the promotion Impact Zone Wrestling.
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    Funk made a brief return to WWE in 2006, when he appeared on the May 15 episode of Raw, confronting Mick Foley over the attack on Tommy Dreamer on the previous weeks episode of Raw.
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  • 2005
    Age 60
    In 2005, Funk received an offer from World Wrestling Entertainment to appear at the ECW reunion show One Night Stand, but turned it down in favor of working the ECW nostalgia show Hardcore Homecoming that was being put together by Shane Douglas.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 2004
    Age 59
    In November 2004, Funk competed in the UK wrestling company FWA's annual show entitled British Uprising.
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    On February 18, 2004, Funk competed for TNA where he and Raven defeated the team of Julio Dinero and CM Punk.
  • 2002
    Age 57
    From 2002 to 2004, Funk was a regular top star for Ring of Honor Wrestling and Major League Wrestling.
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  • 2000
    Age 55
    Funk wrestled for WCW in 2000, winning the WCW Hardcore Championship three times (which stands as the company's record) and the WCW United States Heavyweight Championship for the second time.
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  • 1999
    Age 54
    Funk, however, came down ill before they could have a match, and Funk "retired" yet again in mid-1999.
  • 1998
    Age 53
    At ECW November to Remember, Funk was believed to have been a mystery partner against Justin Credible and Jack Victory. However, the mystery partner turned out to be Jake Roberts. An enraged Funk attacked Dreamer at every opportunity in late 1998 and early 1999.
  • 1997
    Age 52
    Funk's retirement lasted just three months before he began taking bookings again. On the December 29, 1997 episode of Raw, Funk returned to WWF as Chainsaw Charlie, a character loosely based on Leatherface (although his true identity was soon acknowledged by the announcers), teaming with Mick Foley, who was wrestling under his Cactus Jack persona.
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    Funk's older daughter Stacy was married on June 23, 1997 to Kelly Don Clenney (born 1969).
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    Funk further elevated ECW by headlining their first pay-per-view, Barely Legal on April 13, 1997, winning the ECW World Heavyweight Championship from Raven.
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  • 1995
    Age 50
    Funk would go on to be a participant in IWA's most famous event the King of the Death Match Tournament, held on August 20, 1995 in Kawasaki.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1994
    Age 49
    In 1994, Terry Funk would join the fledgling IWA Japan wrestling promotion.
    In 1994, Funk reappeared in WCW and wrestled Tully Blanchard to a double disqualification at Slamboree 1994 and later that night, he became a member of Colonel Robert Parker's Stud Stable.
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  • 1993
    Age 48
    His younger daughter Brandee was married on August 14, 1993 to Larry Paul Backus.
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    Later in Funk's career, his style changed from wrestling traditional southern style wrestling matches to the more violent style of hardcore wrestling. In 1993, after a special appearance against Blanchard at World Championship Wrestling's Slamboree, Funk promised to help the fledgling Eastern Championship Wrestling (later renamed Extreme Championship Wrestling or ECW) by lending his talent and notoriety to the promotion, which had just split from the NWA.
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  • 1989
    Age 44
    Funk joined World Championship Wrestling in 1989 and became part of the J-Tex Corporation.
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  • 1985
    Age 40
    Terry Funk made his World Wrestling Federation (WWF) debut in 1985 after a brief run in the AWA.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1975
    Age 30
    In 1975, Terry defeated Jack Brisco for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship in Miami, when Dory failed to appear for a title shot.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1965
    Age 20
    Funk married his wife Vicki Ann Weaver on August 14, 1965.
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    Funk started his career in 1965, working in his father Dory Funk, Sr.'s promotion in Amarillo, Texas.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1944
    Born
    Funk was born in Hammond, Indiana on June 30, 1944.
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